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Feb 12, 2013 6:30pm PST
plan of foreign policy issues, but domestically, he also has a host of policies to address from immigration to climate change to gun legislation. >> note issue will get as much attention as the economy. unemployment is still high and almost 8%, and while there have been some encouraging signs of recovery, many americans are still struggling to get by. >> the noise may be unpleasant, but people here are happy to have jobs. local carpet factories are employed in -- an important employer. delta calls itself the carpet capital of the world. over the years, immigrants have flocked to the city to work in such factories. today, about half the population is hispanic. intel was hit hard by the financial crisis. them in mid 2009, our business was hit with the recession just like everybody else, so we limped along for a couple of years, but now that we are starting to see business slowly go back up. >> but things are far from getting back to normal in dalton. many factories closed after the property bubble burst. unemployment here now stands at 11%, higher than the national average. to get
Feb 10, 2013 6:30pm PST
importance of internet access, foreign policy we're great at saying, "make sure internet is everywhere." domestically, for some reason, we haven't done so well. so i see internet access as the heart of a democratic society. >> you use that merger of comcast and nbcuniversal as the window in your book into what this power can do to the aspirations of a democratic internet. >> federal regulators today approved the purchase by comcast of a majority stake in nbcuniversal from general electric. this merger will create a $30 billion media company with cable, broadcast, internet, motion picture and theme park components. the deal is expected to close by the end of the month. >> you say that the merger between comcast and nbcuniversal represented a new frightening moment in u.s. regulatory history. how so? >> comcast is not only the nation's largest broadband distributor with tens of millions of customers, it also now owns and controls one of the four media conglomerates in america, nbcuniversal. that means that it has a built-in interest in making sure that it shapes discourse, con
Feb 18, 2013 7:00pm PST
that the bank of japan has no plans to buy foreign bonds as part of its monetary easing policy. some investors are buying the yen on profit taking following the sharp slide that came after the g20 meeting over the weekend. the against the yen is changing hands at 93.84 to 89. let's take a look at how this is affecting the stock markets. tokyo shares are trading in a tight range. market players say the yen's slight gain is weighing on export related issues while some investors are buyi ining declin that the weakening trend will resume over the coming mornt mon months. let's see what's happening in other parts of asia. south korea's kospi is trading flat at 1,982. in australia the benchmark index is trading higher at 5,067. >>> officials with have released japan figures. they show amazon to be the top online retailer. the figures are in amazon's annual report submitted to a u.s. stock exchange. the firm logged some $7.8 billion in revenue last year in the japanese market. that's about 12% of the firm's global sales in 2012. in contrast revenue for leading japanese oper
Feb 13, 2013 6:30pm PST
on foreign policy, praising u.s. soldiers stationed in afghanistan and promising them a speedy return home. >> the president of the united states. [applause] >> it is a washington ritual, long applause, handshakes, and hugs on both sides of the aisle. in his speech, obama focused clearly on domestic issues, among them, raising the minimum wage, reforming immigration, and modernizing the education system. he also address america's political third rail -- gun control. the president promised survivors of gun control violence he would pursue common-sense reform. in a short foreign policy segment of his speech, obama said that efforts were on the course to conclude afghan operations next year. turning to europe, he raised the prospect of a free-trade zone to encourage commerce with european union countries and believe fears his new asian focus would come at europe's expense -- the late -- belay fears. >> trade that is fair and free across the atlantic supports millions of good-paying american jobs. >> but in a bitterly divided washington, president obama will have his work cut out for him
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